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Exclusive: Indiana Rep. Mark Souder's Resignation Remarks Amid Allegations of Affair With Staffer

Eight-term Indiana Rep. Mark Souder announced his resignation Tuesday after admitting to an affair with a female aide who worked in his district office.

Souder, a Republican, will will step down on Friday. He said in remarks obtained by Fox News that he "sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part-time member of my staff."

"I wish I could have been a better example," he said. "In this poisonous environment of Washington, D.C., any personal failing is seized upon, often twisted, for political gain. I am resigning rather than to put my family through that painful, drawn-out process. ... We are a committed family
but the error is mine and I should bear the responsibility. Not only am I thankful for a loving family but for a loving God."

Multiple senior House sources indicated that the extent of Souder's affair with the staffer would have l

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Added: May-18-2010 Occurred On: May-18-2010
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